June 29, 2015

University of Michigan Program one of Several highlighted Successes in Recent MEPI Newsletter

The MEPI Ghana Emergency Medicine Training Initiative is part of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative funded in 2010 by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Grants were awarded to institutions in a dozen African countries, forming networks between regional partners, country health and education ministries, and nearly two dozen US collaborators. 

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) received a MEPI pilot grant to support the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative - a partnership with KNUST, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ghana Ministry of Health, and the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Nursing. The Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative aimed to develop an innovative, interdisciplinary, sustainable, team-based medical training program to improve the management of injury and acute medical conditions, while retaining skilled health care providers in Ghana. The goal was to increase emergency medicine capacity by creating high quality, locally based training programs.